Thursday, November 4, 2010

Making Progress

I had a great sewing session today, committing the afternoon to sewing together the Half Square Triangle blocks into a quilt top.  Three hours were set aside, they soon passed and more were needed!


I was determined to place the blocks on point which did mean having to tackle the maths to make the required setting half-triangles for the sides, and the easier top and bottom triangles.  An online reference chart for calculating setting and corner triangles can be found here.  I used my indispensable  All-In-One Quilter's Reference Tool  as a substitute for my calculator.


I think you will recognize many of the stash fabrics used; some of the fabrics are definitely hoarded  whilst others are what I call stash basics (dots and stripes).  It is rather satisfying (although messy) to sort through my fabric stash for just the right greens yellows and oranges.


Backing, basting, quilting, and binding still to come.

33 comments:

  1. What a fresh and pretty quilt. And a great way to use up stash. I love it.

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  2. I am so getting that Reference Tool book! I dislike math intensely - it makes me sweat.

    Love, love your quilts. Precise, fresh and yummy!

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  3. You do magic with fabrics and color!

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  4. I love those hits of black in the quilt.

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  5. Your Lemonade quilt is stunning. I don't know how you get these gorgeous quilts looking so crisp and fresh all the time. Your photography is awesome. xo

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  6. Your triangles have so inspired me to get making a similar quilt. I love your fresh colour combinations and how it is perfectly put together.
    I x

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  7. Ho big are your triangles? I am thinking of attempting something similar. I love how this turned out.

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  8. Wow! Your points are perfect!
    Kristie

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  9. Just fabulous! It makes me long for the citrusy summer that is officially over now.

    I just have to say that time and again your quilts inspire me and are such gorgeous eye candy. You really have a great eye and technique. I'd love to see pics of this fab stash someday! Perhaps we can coax you into a tour? :)

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  10. Beautiful! So simple... but NOT! Your points are perfect!

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  11. This is beautiful, Rita! Love the colors...

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  12. So pretty! I have a ton of kona white half squares triangles I saved from a seminole border, I think I might have to do a quilt like this, but I'll use my blues and greens from my stash - what a neat idea.

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  13. Gorgeous! I just love the freshness of the white with those great colors. I'm ready to go hit my stash for a go at this. But first, I'll need the book for the setting triangles. . .always something.

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  14. Fresh and pretty! I like the blocks set on point, gives the design extra punch.

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  15. Thanks, Rita - I just added that reference book to my wish list. Looks quite useful!

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  16. Love it! Wish I had the time to make one myself. I'll just live vicariously through you for now. :-)

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  17. Gorgeous - I love your triangles placed on point!

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  18. BEautiful! Can't wait to see the quilting x

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  19. I love myself a hst. Simple and crisp with the white. I did my first on point with hst here:
    http://sewkatiedid.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/butter-block-quilt/
    The edges were a bit wavy with the flannel. Did that happen at all for you?

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  20. Those bright colors...those *perfect* points...wow!

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  21. Really fresh and clean.

    Wondering how your mils hexagon hand piece is going?

    Have a great weekend

    Clare

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  22. I absolutely love your half square triangle quilts, well ALL of your quilts for that matter. They are simply beautiful! You have an amazing eye for color combinations.

    I just sewed a bunch of HST blocks for some quilts I'm making for my boys beds. I'm trying to come up with 2 different patterns using HST blocks that seem to compliment each other well.

    Do you have any ideas of two that are different enough to use in the same room, but that go well together? Any good resources you might have to give me ideas?

    Thanks so much!

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  23. I really like the citrus 'flavor' you've got going on with this quilt ! Reminds me alot of my new "dream on" charm squares.

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  24. I am always so envious of your perfectly matched up points! You are pretty amazing!

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